The high cost of college textbooks is nothing new, but technology could be making it easier for students to pursue cheaper alternatives.
On Sunday, reporter Katherine Long wrote about how college students in Seattle and Tacoma are pushing their professors to seek out free or low-cost online versions of textbooks.
Several readers offered their own advice on how to avoid paying full price for textbooks. From online commenter “drthompson”:
“To save students money, I required the previous edition of the text that can often be found on eBay or Amazon for less than $20 rather than the $140 new version. So many basic topics don’t really change, so there’s no reason to line the pockets of the publishers simply because they decide to ‘update’ textbooks every two years!”More